Armeria maritima Bloodstone grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Armeria also known as Sea thrift, Armeria maritima Bloodstone perennial evergreen plant, grow as ornamental plant and can used as groundcover and flowers can be used as cut flower, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-10a and with the right care in hardiness zone 10b.
Leaves color green, in linear shape.
Armeria maritima Bloodstone flower
Flower color strong pink, the flowers grow on stems, flowers small connected in the base and creates shape of pompom.
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How to grow Armeria maritima Bloodstone growing and care:
Well drained soil, rocky or sandy soil, better dry soil
How to care:
In location with a lot of rains better to plant it in raising bad, fertilize at least once a year
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Divide the plants:
Dividing plants in the spring, water the soil before and try gently to take without the to cut the roots
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, unless need specific color, but easier to start by divide roots than to start by seeds
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring in hardiness zone 3-4, spring to summer in hardiness zone 5-8, spring to autumn 9, autumn or spring in hardiness zone 10a, autumn to spring in hardiness zone 10b
How to plant:
Planting in well-drained soil, dig a hole bigger than the plants add organic matter and when planting cover lightly
Pests and diseases:
Generally pest free
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Dead leaves and bloom stems
Size of the plant:
5-25 cm 2-10 inch
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Fast growing
Average amount of water to small amount of water, the plants after establish drought tolerant, important that the plant will be good drainage
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade (will bloom less) and in hardiness zone 10b better half shade
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a pot, planter, flowerpot or containers:
Yes, when growing in containers need to choose container that 50-100% bigger than the roots ball, minimum 5L (1.3 gallon) better bigger at least 10L (2.6 gallons) need pot will be wide and shallow the roots not too much deep, drainage of the soil it’s important choose right soil and make enough holes, soil better to be sandy, clay or loamy or potting mix, but after few years drainage of the soil not function the same so need to change it to new soil, when keep the plants in small pot need to reduce the amount of plants that grow in the pot and also cut some of the roots when switch soil.
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower:
Strong pink flowers, flowers small connected in the base and create shape of pompom, the flowers grow on stems.
Categories of growing
Planting Season: Autumn Planting, Spring Planting, Summer planting
Light exposure requirements: Full sun Plants, Part shade Plants
Climates that the plant can grow: Mediterranean Climate, Subtropics Climate, Temperate Climate
Growing speed of the plant: Average growing plants, Fast growing plants
Plant life-form: Evergreen, Herbaceous, Perennial plant
Plant Uses: Floristry, Ground cover plants, Ornamental plants
Requirements for watering the plant: Regularly water
Hardiness zones: Hardiness zone 3, Hardiness zone 4, Hardiness zone 5, Hardiness zone 6, Hardiness zone 7, Hardiness zone 8, Hardiness zone 9
Ornamental parts: Ornamental flower, Ornamental leaves, Ornamental plant
Blooming season: Spring flowers, Summer flowers
Flower colors: Pink flower